Maite Perroni Beorlegui (Born March 9, 1983) is a Mexican actress, model and singer/songwriter, who is best known for starring in Rebelde (2004), Cuidado con el ángel (2008), Mi Pecado (2009) Triunfo del Amor (2010), Cachito de Cielo (2012), La Gata (2014) and Antes muerta que Lichita (2015). She gained international fame as a member of the Latin Grammy nominated pop group RBD. In 2009 Perroni was named “the new queen of the telenovelas” by Univision. In 2012 she signed a contract with Warner Music Group, and the following year released her first solo studio album, Eclipse de Luna, which debuted in 3rd position Amprofon Top 20, the main table of Mexican albums, and got to ninth position on the Billboard Latin Album and second in Latin Pop Albums.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 2.1 Acting career
- 2.2 Musical career
- 2.3 Products and endorsements
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Singles
- 6 Duets
- 7 Promotional singles
- 8 Filmography
- 8.1 Films
- 8.2 Television
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 9.1 TVyNovelas Award
- 9.2 Premios Juventud
- 9.3 People en Español Award
- 9.4 People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful
- 9.5 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico
- 9.6 Estilo DF
- 10 Solo Tour
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Maite Perroni Beorlegui was born in Mexico City but she grew up in Guadalajara, until the age of 12, when her family moved back again in Mexico City. She has two siblings, Adolfo and Francisco, who are three and nine years younger than she is.
Perroni studied acting at Televisa’s Centro de Educación Artistica (CEA) in the year 2000, completing two years of a three-year course.
Perroni made her acting debut in Rebelde, a remake of the acclaimed Argentinean novela Rebelde Way. She portrayed Guadalupe “Lupita” Fernández, a teenage girl from a lower-class family who gets the opportunity to study at the fictitious Elite Way School. Rebelde ran from 2004 to 2006, filming 440 episodes.
Following the success of Rebelde, in 2007, Televisa released RBD: La Familia, which starred the members of RBD. The characters of the sitcom were not based on the band’s characters in Rebelde, but intended to be similar to the actors’ real personalities. RBD: La Familia was the first Mexican show shot entirely in high definition and ran from March 14, 2007 to June 13, 2007, and only lasted 13 episodes.
In 2008, She starred as the lead character in Cuidado con el ángel, opposite William Levy. The show had great success around the world. She starred in her second leading role in Mi Pecado opposite Eugenio Siller. She was part of the third season of Mujeres Asesinas in the sixth episode called Las Blanco, Viudas along with Diana Bracho, Luz Maria Aguilar, and Mark Tacher Estela Blanco.
In 2009, Perroni was named the new queen of the telenovelas by Univision.
In 2010, Mai was confirmed to star with her previous co-star, William Levy, in Triunfo del Amor, a remake of the Venezuelan classic Cristal.
In 2012, Perroni was confirmed to star with Pedro Fernandez in Cachito de Cielo, her fifth lead role. Eventually it was pulled off the air after 110 episodes due to low ratings.
In 2014, it was confirmed that Perroni was to star in her sixth lead role in a telenovela called La Gata along with Daniel Arenas, Erika Buenfil, and Laura Zapata. It aired on May 5, 2014.
On July 12, 2014, People en Español named Perroni and Angelique Boyer the new queens of Mexican telenovelas.
Perroni was a member of the popular band RBD, which was launched off of the success of the most-watched telenovela in years, Rebelde. To date, RBD has made 9 studio albums, including albums in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. They have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and have embarked on various international tours including shows throughout Latin America and Europe.
Mai composed “Tal Vez Mañana”, for RBD’s fourth Spanish language album, Empezar Desde Cero and sang solo on the title track for the album.
On August 8, 2008, RBD released a message telling fans that they had decided to split up. They went on one final tour, Gira Del Adios World Tour, which ended in early 2009. Perroni was absent part of the tour, due to her filming of Cuidado con el ángel.
For her role in Cuidado con el ángel, Perroni recorded three songs for the show called “Esta Soledad”, “Separada De Ti”, and “Contigo”.
She recorded a song with Reik, entitled “Mi Pecado”, which was used as the opening song for the telenovela, Mi Pecado.
On July 17, 2010, Mai released her new single “No Vuelvas”, which was featured on an EP she released for her Brazilian Pocket Show performances, on her website MaiteMVP.com.
She recorded a song with Marco di Mauro called “A Partir De Hoy” which forms part of the musical soundtrack of the telenovela Triunfo del Amor, her third lead role.
In late 2012, Maite announced that she will record her first solo album called Eclipse de Luna.
On July 16, 2013, Maite released a bachata song called “Tu y Yo”.
On May 2014, Maite released another bachata song called “Vas A Querer Volver” which is also the theme song for her soap opera La Gata.
On June 2014, Maite released a duet song with Alex Ubago called “Todo lo que soy” which was the couple’s theme song in the telenovela La Gata.
Products and endorsements
Mai is the Spokemodel for NYX Cosmetics. In 2007, a Barbie doll version of Perroni was released, based on her character in Rebelde.
In June 2009, Perroni announced her support for the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.
Mai stars in commercials for Giraffas, Pepsi, Proactiv, Teleton, Pantene, Coppel.
In fall 2014 Maite partnered with National Stores to introduce her Coleccion Maite Perroni, a contemporary fashion line inspired by her favorite designers reflecting her own personal taste. “Latinas who accept, love themselves… who want to look good and feel better, who maximize your qualities and analyze the defects you project onto the world…and discover that you love yourself and you are passionate… “And you know how to face life, how to live life, give life and be alive, who are who they are and don’t follow stereotypes.”